BONNIE RAITT, had a strange career, a great guitarist and singer early on she recorded ROOTS oriented albums, combinations of Rock, Country, R&B and Folk that were loved by the critics but didn't sell in the big numbers that Record Companies like to see.
At a certain point, no matter how beloved you were, if you weren't ringing the cash register bell, your contract wasn't renewed. Then in 1989 she released the appropriately titled album: NICK OF TIME, that sold millions and won 2 Grammy's in 1990 for: Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance.
The Girl was Hot, and her next two releases: "Luck of the Draw" (1991) and "Longing in Their Hearts" (1994). (Please don't send me hate mail because I called her "Girl," that's record business talk) Bonnie Raitt also enjoyed several hit singles for the first time in her career: "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You" and "I Can't Make You Love Me" (with Bruce Hornsby).
Along with bringing in a ton of cash, the popular recordings drew big crowds to her shows, and headlining tours. In all, Bonnie won 10 Grammys and has been listed at #89 on the list: "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Scott selected a great song for our Bonnie Raitt video, one of the most popular Rock Songs of All Time, Del Shannon's, RUNAWAY.
So here she is Live on the Midnight Special in 1977 with beautifully restored video and audio, showing why she's now considered one of the Greatest. (Note the incredible mouth harp player working with two harmonicas simultaneously), and the hair. Rock On! @therealdonrocks
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